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Magazine Art

Magazines shaped our lives, and the rest is history.

The great illustrators of the period 1850-1950 had a tremendous influence on us and the rest of the world. One of the most popular ways they presented their work was as the cover art for the mass and specialist magazines that were published under thousands of titles and in millions and millions of copies. We know today of Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish, but there were hundreds and thousands of other artists whose work is now forgotten except by collectors and specialists. Some have been honored by art books about their work, but most are now simply unknown to the general public.

One reason for this undeserved obscurity is that their work is quite difficult to find. Bound volumes of these magazines, both in libraries and in the hands of private collectors, usually do not include the covers, for reasons we today find hard to imagine. You must look for individual copies of these magazines, sold as collector's items and available in variable condition. Old magazines turn up regularly on eBay and in shops, but they are expensive, and it is difficult to find, analyze, and store them in one's home. Hence MagazineArt.org.

We scan and photograph magazine covers from this era: as many as we can find, of whatever subject matter. The only requirement is that the issue must -have- a cover design. We prefer the ones that change from issue to issue, but we'll record them even if they simply list the contents of the magazine. We've had images donated, and we've picked them up where we can. At this time we have thousands of them, many of them suitable for display but all requiring some processing in Photoshop before they are presentable.

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Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Artist: Source: Vintage Magazine Seller ephemeraforever.com Restoration: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Artist: Source: Vintage Magazine Seller ephemeraforever.com Restoration: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Artist: Source: Vintage Magazine Seller ephemeraforever.com Restoration: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Artist: Source: Vintage Magazine Seller ephemeraforever.com Restoration: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Adventure, the pulp magazine, first issue: November, 1910. Doug Ellis, the owner of the original art for this issue, paid to have the painting restored professionally, and the restorers have written a detailed article about the process .
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, Adventure, romance, Ridgway, war, Westerns, cowboys,...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Artist: Source: Vintage Magazine Seller ephemeraforever.com Restoration: magscanner Artist: Source: Magazine seller ephemeraforever.com Restoration: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Artist: Source: Vintage Magazine Seller ephemeraforever.com Restoration: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Artist: Source: Vintage Magazine Seller ephemeraforever.com Restoration: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
by James Reynolds
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Artist: James Reynolds Source: The John Datson LaRue pulp collection Image Processing by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Source: Pulp Collector Cimmerian32 Image Processing by: Pulp Collector Cimmerian32
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
by Charles Durant
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Devious Eastern gentleman about to make a fool of some silly Western guy. King Taotai by Charles Gilson. Artist: Charles Durant Source: Ross L. Dobbin estate
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, yellow peril, China
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
by Gerard C. Delano
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Big white hunter, shirtless on safari with bearer and elephant; now, this is adventure. Canadian edition. Artist: Gerard C. Delano Source: Ross L. Dobbin estate
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, Africa, jungle
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Artist: Source: Vintage Magazine Seller ephemeraforever.com Restoration: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Incarnated spirit of Prester John. ADVENTURE is on its way! Artist: Source: Photographer PopKulture
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Source: Bob Correll, who sells on eBay as pike1920 Image Processing by: magscanner Our Sponsors:
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
by Walter M. Baumhofer
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Oriental assassin seems to have dipped his knife in something green from the box, probably poison. "The War Lord of Darkness," by Erle Stanley Gardner. Artist: Walter M. Baumhofer Source: Mr. Door Tree Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Man escaping through the jungle with a mysterious idol turns around to fire his automatic at the unseen pursuers; above and behind him, a gigantic snake prepares to attack him. "According to His Lights," by William Chamberlain, and items by Fred Gipson, Eustace Cockerell, C. P. Donnel, Jr., and John Scott Douglas. Artist: Source: Charlie Eckhaus Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Artist: Source: eBay seller ThomasC at American Art Archives Restoration by: ThomasC
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Source: Pulp collector and dealer Rob Preston Image Processing by: magscanner Our Sponsors:
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Source: The John Datson LaRue pulp collection Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Up in the Arctic, the sled dogs are fighting with each other, and with the explorer, who is defending himself with a knife as one dog takes a bite out of his arm. Artist: Source: matthew42383 Restoration by:
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure Novels and Short Stories, magazine covers, vintage magazines,...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
by Rafael De Soto
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Sailor taking a shrunken head turns to fire his automatic pistol at someone who has just shot an arrow at him (missing him). Stories about the South Seas, wartime Germany, medieval France, and the frontier west. Artist: Rafael De Soto Source: Penny Round Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, tribe, head-shrinkers, natives, pagans, attack, fire
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Source: The John Datson LaRue pulp collection Image Processing by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
by Hubert Rogers
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A lot of adventurers examining the globe for their next exploit. That same chin. Medieval knight, Viking, Puritan, Pirate, Conquistador, all adventure. Canadian edition. Artist: Hubert Rogers Source: Ross L. Dobbin estate
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Source: The John Datson LaRue pulp collection Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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White explorer, in pith helmet, leads two black porters, carrying packages on their heads, across a rope bridge stretched high over a river so far down below you can't see it. Content: stories by W. C. Tuttle, Gordon MacCreagh, L. G. Blochman, August Everhardt, Pierre Mille, Henry LaCossitt, and Donald Barr Chidsey. Artist: Source: Tak Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, jungle, danger, heights, ropes, netting, worn, break, fall
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, Adventure, romance, Ridgway, war, Westerns, cowboys,...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
by Rafael DeSoto
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Artist: Rafael DeSoto Source: Magazine scanner and restorer Beau Collier Image Processing by: Beau Collier Our Sponsors:
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
by Luces [?]
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Foreign Legionnaire shoots from the back of his camel, but behind him a vast army of angry North Africans is attacking. Artist: Luces [?] Source: matthew42383 Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure Novels and Short Stories, magazine covers, vintage magazines,...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Artist: Source: eBay seller ThomasC at American Art Archives Restoration by: ThomasC
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, Adventure, romance, Ridgway, war, Westerns, cowboys,...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Source: Steve Miller Image Restoration: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, Adventure, romance, Ridgway, war, Westerns, cowboys,...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
by Walter Baumhofer
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Artist: Walter Baumhofer Source: Magazine scanner and restorer Beau Collier Image Processing by: Beau Collier
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Latin, maybe Mexican, man lights a cigarette while standing near a wall with a wanted poster. Content: stories by Talbot Mundy, Georges Surdez, W. C. Tuttle, Charles L. Clifford, and L. Patrick Greene. Artist: Source: Tak Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, bandido, dark, illuminated, spark
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Source: Steve Miller Image Restoration: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, Adventure, romance, Ridgway, war, Westerns, cowboys,...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Source: Pulp collector and dealer Rob Preston Image Processing by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, Adventure, romance, Ridgway, war, Westerns, cowboys,...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
by Neff
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This mean customer is looking at you with one eye, and he doesn't like what he sees. "The Pistol of Mendoza," by H. Bedford-Jones, and "Tooth Dentist of Tamarack," by James B. Hendryx; also, F. Van Wyck Mason, Borden Chase, and Georges surdez. Artist: Neff Source: Mr. Door Tree Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Source: The John Datson LaRue pulp collection Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Vultures fly in overhead, circling around you, and it's a good bet you're in trouble somehow. Content: stories by J. D. Newsom, Alan LeMay, Gordon young, Hugh Pendexter, George E. holt, and Henry LaCossitt. Artist: Source: Tak Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, death, carrion, compost, goodbye
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Artist: Source: eBay seller ThomasC at American Art Archives Restoration by: ThomasC
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Artist: Source: eBay seller ThomasC at American Art Archives Restoration by: ThomasC
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Source: Pulp collector and dealer Rob Preston Image Processing by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Source: Pulp collector and dealer Rob Preston Image Processing by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, Adventure, romance, Ridgway, war, Westerns, cowboys,...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Artist: Source: eBay seller ThomasC at American Art Archives Restoration by: ThomasC
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Source: The John Datson LaRue pulp collection Image Processing by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, Adventure, romance, Ridgway, war, Westerns, cowboys,...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Source: The John Datson LaRue pulp collection Image Processing by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Asian guy with long fingernails burns paper covered with Chinese-like characters, while in the background a White Guy in a pith helmet, automatic held at the ready, sneaks in to pursue him. Looks like a White Peril story. Content: tales of The Orient, Australian Frontier, Filipino Headhunters, and Mutiny on the High Seas. Artist: Source: Tak Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, China, night, betrayal, mystery, codes, message, attack
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, Adventure, romance, Ridgway, war, Westerns, cowboys,...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Source: The John Datson LaRue pulp collection Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Source: The John Datson LaRue pulp collection Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
by William Reusswig
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Surly Mountie may not be the one you were hoping for. Man of the North by James B. Hendryx. Artist: William Reusswig Source: Ross L. Dobbin estate
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, Canada, Northern Territories, smoke, cigarette, RCMP
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Man with gun on woman as they stand at the prow of a boat. Hitler is Alive! Artist: Source: eBay seller ThomasC at American Art Archives, which also has its own wonderful website about American illustrators
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Three grizzled Westerners discussing something puzzling. "Catspaw of Piperock," by W. C. Tuttle. Artist: Source: Mr. Door Tree Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
by Howard V. Brown
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Algerian Bedouin fighter in robes with gun and camel. "They March From Yesterday," by Georges Surdez. [Foreign legion] Artist: Howard V. Brown Source: Mr. Door Tree Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, Adventure, romance, Ridgway, war, Westerns, cowboys,...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, Adventure, romance, Ridgway, war, Westerns, cowboys,...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, Adventure, romance, Ridgway, war, Westerns, cowboys,...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
by Hubert Rogers
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Man in pith helmet and with red bandanna around his neck holds an automatic pistol in his right hand as he looks around at his left. Contant: stories by Arthur O. Friel, H. Bedford-Jones, L. Patrick Greene, R. R. Buckley, R. V. Gery, and Hugh Pendexter. Artist: Hubert Rogers Source: Tak Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, danger, watchful, worried, scanning
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, Adventure, romance, Ridgway, war, Westerns, cowboys,...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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A couple of tough guys and a sailing ship. Pirates? Corsairs? "The Bloody Decks of Every," by H. Bedford-Jones. Artist: Source: Mr. Door Tree Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, Adventure, romance, Ridgway, war, Westerns, cowboys,...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, Adventure, romance, Ridgway, war, Westerns, cowboys,...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Artist: Source: eBay seller millcliff
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, parrot, sailing ship
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Source: Bob Correll, who sells on eBay as pike1920 Image Processing by: magscanner Our Sponsors:
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Source: Pulp collector and dealer Rob Preston Image Processing by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Artist: Source: eBay seller ThomasC at American Art Archives Restoration by: ThomasC
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
by Wendell Galloway
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Black African warriors with long spears and long shields covered with leather, walking up a slope to the right. "o Dark Africa -- and Beyond!" Artist: Wendell Galloway Source: Tak Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, native, warfare, danger, conquest
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, magazine covers, vintage magazines, advertising art, vintage...
Magazine Art: Adventure magazine
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Topics: Adventure Pulps, Adventure magazine, Adventure, romance, Ridgway, war, Westerns, cowboys,...